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Christian Studies - Leadership, M.A.

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The MA degree at OBU is an advanced degree that develops learners and practitioners with foundational knowledge and specialized skills for ministry. It blends uncompromising academic rigor with unparalleled ministry relevance.

About

Students can focus in two major areas: Christian Studies or Intercultural Studies. From these major areas, the learner can specialize further into four major tracks: MA in Christian Studies with Leadership or Apologetics; MA in Intercultural Studies or Intercultural Studies with Orality.

Christian Studies in Leadership

This degree prepares learners in foundational biblical and theological knowledge in order to lead effectively in ministry. Courses prepare learners in contemporary, biblical leadership in the face of various challenges involving staff, congregation, or volunteers. Additionally, learners will be equipped with preaching, discipleship and training tools at an advanced level. Whether you are a pastor, an associate pastor, a minister of music, education, or missions, or even an active layperson, this track will equip you to lead the Church, or to support those who do.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Christian Leadership
  • The Church and Contemporary Leadership
  • Christian Ethics
  • The Church and Missionary Outreach
  • Theology of Worship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      Can be completed in 1 year
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Academic Transcript*
  • A current Resume
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Recommendation Forms (one must be from the pastor of your church)
  • Apply for Financial Aid
  • To be considered for enrollment in the MA degree program, applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree and have completed both an Old and New Testament college course (offered online at OBU).
  • Demographic Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Shawnee

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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